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888 Rue Sainte-Catherine O | Metro McGill, Montreal, Quebec H3B 1E2, Canada (Formerly Reuben's)
+1 514-861-1255
08:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 08:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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Saddle River, New Jersey
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was 1:30pm and we were starving for Montreal's smoked meat and poutine. We found this on the corner of McGill College Ave and St.. Catherine's. We have been coming to Montreal for 30 years and had never been here before, but we will be back. They don't take reservations but we called ahead and were told a 20 minute... More 

Thank Cgsaddle
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

While staying in Montreal, my wife and I felt like going to a deli. The front desk recommended Rueben's. Our original plan was to go to Schwartz"s. We were not disappointed! The corned beef was fabulous. We were able to get seated without waiting. The only thing I could not find on the menu was matzo ball soup. Service was... More 

Thank Steven K
Winchester, Kentucky
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124 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow....their sandwiches are amazing and HUGE. They have the best smoked meat of anywhere I have tried. A fun atmosphere as well, service was very good. Desserts are good too! You will not leave here hungry.

Thank Love2TravelUS
Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a nice evening meal here with three other family members.Large rib-eye steak coooked exactly to my liking .Other members of the group had the pastrami sandwich,enough for at least two!The others fish dish was also superb! Good service nice environment go and eat but make sure you are very hungry first as you will need ll the room to... More 

Thank murphy-stleo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for the smoked meat..but also ended up trying two deserts. Smoked meat was great, melt in your mouth...however fries were not up to same standard, they need to be hot and better. Had Montreal cheesecake...this was wonderful. We dined inbetween shifts and found first waitress not very inviting, perhaps a long shift for her? Second waitress made up for... More 

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Beverly hills, fl
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279 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had just checked into a nearby hotel and as it was lunch time asked for a local eatery and Reuben's was suggested two blocks away. We timed it perfectly as there were only 2 couples in front of us. We were warmly greeted and seated. We did not have to wait long for our waiter to come and take... More 

Thank Jimbilly
North Attleboro, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son and I went to Rueben"s on November 7th. I was here before and loved this place. My son got the famous Rueben sandwich which was outstanding. I got the pastrami which just melted in my mouth. We both enjoyed our lunch and will be coming here on our next trip to Montreal.

Thank beaglelover45
Edmonton, Canada
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to this little gem twice while visiting Montreal. The first time, I had the BLTA (Bacon, lettuce, tomato, avocado, red onion, lettuce) that was absolutely delicious! Came with fries and coleslaw. Second time, I had the beef dip which was just as good. The portion sizes of these meals were massive and I couldn't finish them but if... More 

Thank clharder
New Hampshire
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39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you needed a place to take your aunt/uncle other family member out to have Montreal Smoked Meat, this is your place. Casual dinning I think might be a word I would use, in a deli context. I enjoyed my meal, so did my friends. A very memorable part was when I asked for some brown sauce(hp) for my fries... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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204 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were here for a week stay and dined at Reubens Friday night for an authentic Montreal smoked meat sandwich before flying home the next day. There is another Reubens on the same street but is a small deli, make sure you are at the right place! The line up to get in was long however the wait time turned... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
International, American, Delicatessen
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 888 Rue Sainte-Catherine O | Metro McGill, Montreal, Quebec H3B 1E2, Canada (Formerly Reuben's)
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Centre-Ville (Downtown)
  • Neighbourhood: Centre-Ville (Downtown)
  • Phone Number: +1 514-861-1255
Welcome to Reuben's Restaurant. A visit to Montreal is never complete until you visit Reuben's Restaurant. Built in 1976, Reuben's Restaurant is the home to the finest Montreal smoked meat, steaks and homemade cheesecake. The menu also includes chicken, ribs, seafood, Italian and Greek cuisine, all cooked to perfection and served to you by our friendly staff. The menu has something for everyone. We even serve breakfast 7 days a week, starting at 8 am on weekdays. This busy Montreal landmark also offers wine, beer and cocktails with your meal. To complete the Reuben's experience, a huge piece of fresh homemade cheesecake or carrot cake will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth! Our complete menu is available for take out, to eat at home with your family and friends, or to feel like home in your hotel. We also offer catering services for your corporate meetings, conventions or holiday parties.

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Centre-Ville (Downtown)
Montreal's towering skyline is concentrated in the Downtown area, its nexus of commerce and commercialism. A suffusion of luxury hotels, flagship stores, high-end restaurants, and corporate headquarters characterize the neighborhood, which by nightfall transforms from a business district into a youth-culture hotspot, with hip bars, clubs, and restaurants heavily peopled by students and young professionals. The once-seat of millionaire's 'Golden Square Mile', an incongruity of stately mansions and dapper brownstones sit between glass skyscrapers, creating a visually lush urban landscape. Beneath the sidewalks lay the Underground City, the world's largest below-ground mall, a labyrinth of over 1,500 shops and eateries that echo the profusion of cafes, gallerias, cinemas, and fashion outlets above. From the scholarly array at McGill University to the carousing crowds of Rue Crescent, visit Downtown to shop by day for what you'll wear there by night.
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